Cracks loom in Kenya Kwanza as Ruto’s UDA dismisses party zoning

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Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA party has maintained that it will field candidates in each elective seat in all regions in the country.

The party chairman Johnstone Muthama while speaking to KTN News on Monday evening dismissed claims that it will keep off from some seats and regions.

The statement raises eyebrows on how the contest will play out, especially with other parties affiliated with the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

Kenya Kwanza Alliance is made of Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC and Moses Wetangula’s Ford Kenya.

“We are going to have candidates in every elective position in the republic of Kenya under UDA from the presidency, governor, National Assembly, Senate, Woman Rep and MCAs seats,” he said.

The outfit’s bold declaration signals a sibling rivalry in the making, a move that will likely cause divisions.

Muthama appeared cagey on how the rivalry will be addressed insisting negotiations are on course.

“When negotiations of dowry are ongoing, you don’t go out and start giving incomplete information. You wait until negotiations are complete,” he said.

He added; “The interest of ANC, UDA and Ford Kenya is front a united team to face our competitors. We are not going to apply segregation of parties but the unity of the alliance”.

Though coalition aspirants have pledged to strike partnership ahead of the August 9, elections, the move by UDA to field candidates in every seat and region will spark huge internal wars within the alliance.

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